Union Securities Ltd.

Union Securities Ltd.

November 28, 2011 12:06 ET

Union Securities Ltd. Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2011) - Union Securities Ltd., a national, independent Canadian investment dealer with its head office in downtown Vancouver, has recently appointed Ed Duda as its Senior Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Duda will focus on streamlining financial and regulatory reporting systems, strategic planning, capital management, corporate restructuring, business process re-engineering, and maximizing return on investment.

As the newest member of Union's Executive Committee, Mr. Duda brings over 25 years of both financial industry and other industry experience in which he oversaw financial, operational and administrative departments and led special projects in change management, corporate restructuring and strategic planning. He has served as VP Finance and subsequently as the Chief Operating Officer at Haywood Securities and as VP Administration & Credit at Blackmont Capital (formerly First Associates and Yorkton Securities). Mr. Duda holds a CMA designation as well as a BBA from Simon Fraser University and has completed a number of management courses through the Canadian Securities Institute.

"We are very pleased to have Ed on board and we welcome him to the executive management team," said John MacPhail, CEO of Union Securities Ltd. "His industry knowledge, people-focused management style and dedication to service excellence will be an invaluable asset to the short-term needs and long- term vision of Union Securities."

About Union Securities Ltd.

Union Securities Ltd. is an independent Canadian investment dealer that was founded in 1963 in Vancouver, BC. Today, the firm has more than 275 employees at branches in major financial hubs all across Canada, including a principal office in Toronto. Product offerings include equity trading, fixed-income investments, investment banking, wealth management services, and commodity futures and options trading. Union Securities Ltd. is a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

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